2017 Vegan Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I am thrilled to share with you my spectacular gift guide full of products for anyone and everyone on your list! Whether you’re looking for amazing skincare, delicious snacks or even something for the dog, check out this guide to create the ultimate vegan and cruelty-free holiday season for you and your family!!!

Food & Snacks

Instead of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”, try out these snacks (no fire needed)! They’re healthy, delicious, and sure to please everyone’s taste buds!

Organic Living SuperFoods offers unique and flavorful snacks that you would never guess were healthy! Their Dark Chocolate Coconut Chunks, Cinnamon Pecans and Coconut Fig Superfood Squares incorporate traditional holiday flavors that everyone loves but in guilt-free, good-for-you snacks! Their Supergreen Smoothie Mix amps up your smoothies and their Pomegranate Acai Matcha Antioxi-T Blend will be a hit with tea lovers! Read my full review of the products above!

You also must try their different flavors of sprouted nuts… I’m talkin’ Pizzalmonds, Buffalo Almonds and Ranch Cashews, and Salt & Vinegar Almonds (read my review here)!  They also just launched their brand new rewards program that will let you earn points that can be redeemed for coupons and discounts!

The holidays aren’t really the holiday without cookies! Thankfully, Maxine’s Heavenly makes these vegan Pumpkin Pecan Spice cookies that everyone will love! They’re gluten-free, soy free, and absolutely delicious! Check out my review of these cookies and their other fantastic flavors! They’re better than homemade and perfect for hostess gifts and stocking stuffers!

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Oganikk Artisanal Spinach Chips are healthy, handmade spinach chips that are everything you want in a snack, without all of the bad stuff! They’re bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients! The Cheezy Paprika flavor is my personal favorite… check out my review of these incredible snacks here. Who wouldn’t love some tasty snacks for the holidays?

Bath & Body Products

“Baby, its cold outside…’ so enjoy these fabulous soaps, bath bombs, bath soaks and shower gels in a steamy hot shower or bubble bath!

Not Soap, Radio specializes in creating products that are fun colors, have funky names, and fabulous, oh-my-goodness-I-smell-amazing scents! The Phoenix Bubbles for bath/shower is sweet, fruity, and refreshing! You, or whichever lucky person gets this on your shopping list, will definitely exit the shower or bath feeling re-energized and renewed!

This Peace, Joy & Sanity gift set comes with 3-bubbles for bath/shower and 3- hand/body lotions so it is the perfect way to try out the products! They come packaged in small travel-friendly bottles and truly smell amazing! Read my full review of this gift set and The Phoenix Bubbles for bath/shower, here. I also am a huge fan of their fragrance for hair/body… read more here! They have TONS of gift sets available now so head on over to their website!

If you’ve been on social media sometime between 2015 and now, you are probably aware that bath bombs have taken over! I’ve had the opportunity to try out quite a few and I highly recommend the fabulous bath bombs from Soul Shine Cosmetics! The Warm Vanilla Sugar and Green Tea Bath Bombs are the perfect way to relax and forget about all of the stress that can come along with the season!

I must also recommend the Cinnamon Apple Pie Lip Scrub that really smells and tastes like apple pie! This moisturizing sugar scrub gently exfoliates to reveal a perfect pout that is ready to get kissed under the mistletoe! Read my full review of these products, including the adorable Owl Soy Candle pictured above, here!

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Keep with the spirit of giving this holiday season with Soapbox Soaps! This fantastic company donates bar soaps to people in need with every purchase! How amazing is that?! These hand soaps leave your hands feeling clean, soft, and smelling absolutely divine! They make a perfect hostess gift and the bar soaps are perfect stocking stuffers! Read more about the products above, here! Click here to read my previous review of their wonderful hair care and soap products.

Not sure what to get the person that has everything? How about Moon Luv Vegan Skin Care’s unique and luxurious Hibiscus Coconut Monoi Bath Soak? This bath soak is infused with Rose Quartz, the stone of love and beauty. Tahitian gardenias and hibiscus blossom-infused dead sea salts exfoliate your skin and make you feel like you’re at tropical spa! Read my full review!

Hair Care

If you know someone that likes to go “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”, make sure their hair looks good while you do it!

Do you know someone with curly locks and want to give the gift of good hair? Look no further than Evolvh Luxury Hair Care!  The SmartCurl Hydrating Wash and Conditioner, paired with their SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner will absolutely make this the best holiday ever for that curly-headed person on your shopping list! Click here for my full review! Know someone that needs a little volume in their life? Check out my review of Evolvh’s fabulous Volume Collection! Use code “Holiday20” to get 20% off on Black Friday (and Saturday)! Also, check out “The Love Your Hair Collection”, thier exclusive Cyber Monday gift set!

If you’re looking for environmentally-friendly haircare, Plaine Products has a new, innovative way to help the environment while making you feel like you’re at a spa! Their high-quality shampoo and conditioner come packaged in recycled aluminum bottles that you return to the company when they’re empty! The bottles are then reused to cut down on plastic waste that ends up polluting our environment! Read my full review here.

Clothing & Accessories

It’s the holidays but who says you can only “Deck the Halls“? Now is the perfect time to get all decked out in vegan-themed apparel!

You can’t go wrong with the cute designs from Vegan Police Shop! Their “Ferocious Vegan” t-shirt was the first vegan t-shirt I ever bought, and is still a favorite to this day! Check out my review of these adorable buttons, tote, and lunch bag! Why not pick up some cute accessories that show off your love of animals and the planet?

Jewels by SJB creates unique, hand-made jewelry that spreads the vegan message! Go ahead and pick up something sparkly for yourself, your girlfriend or just about anybody on your list! There are tons of items to chose from, so head on over to their shop to check ’em out!  Best of all, a portion of each purchase is donated to help animals in need! Read more about this fanatic company and their products in my full review!

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Calling all eco-conscious fashionistas! Corkor creates sustainable and fashionable bags from cork! This Cork Clutch easily transitions from an over-the-shoulder or crossbody bag during the day, to a cute and classy clutch for a night out! Check out my full review of this fabulous bag, here!

Skin Care

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snowbut don’t forget to take care of your skin! Without a doubt, there is someone on your list that would love some natural and cruelty-free skincare!

Jivana’s Pitta Balancing Treatment Oil is perfect for sensitive and reactive skin! This really hydrates and reduces redness and is as natural as can be! There’s a formulation to make everyone’s skin merry and bright! Check out my full review!

Give them a bottle of Leven RoseRosehip Night Serum and you’re sure to make them smile! It smells like lavender and contains rosehip seed oil to help keep your skin looking smooth, young, and healthy! Read my full review!

Looking for something that will fight breakouts and clarify the skin? Zglow Skincare’s Clearing Mud Mask is a powerful skin treatment that draws out bacteria and impurities to clear the skin naturally. It also is an amazing spot treatment! Click here for my full review of this face mask and more!

Men’s Skin and Beard Oil

Pick up some high quality skin care products for your man’s beard! “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”… and little elf told me this is how he keeps his beard looking so nice!

Makes Scents Natural Spa Line’s Burly Men’s Line is the perfect gift for the manliest-manly man on your list! The Burly Scrub is a rough and tough body scrub that’s perfect for exfoliating away all of those dead skin cells. The Burly Balm is a moisturizer specifically made for guys that need some help in the dry skin department, and the Burly Hair And Beard Oil will get even the scraggliest beards into shape! Check out my full review of the Burly Men’s Line here, and read my previous review of their body butter and body scrub!

Candles

“All is calm, all is bright” when you light up these fragrant and long-lasting candles! Best of all, they’re named after movies and books!

Firefly Candle Company creates soy candles with fantastic, seasonal scents that truly enhance the holiday spirit! Their vegan “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow” candle smells of men’s cologne what we all would imagine the beautiful Jon Snow of Game of Thrones to smell like! You may not be able to give Jon Snow to your family or friends, but at least their house can smell like him!

Wizards Ball is another vegan candle that really epitomizes the scents of the season. It has notes of  christmas trees, snow, mistletoe, spiced cider and roasting chestnuts… not even the biggest Scrooge couldn’t resist this scent! Read my full review of these oh-so-nice candles!

Subscription Boxes

We look forward to the holidays all year long and sing “Joy to the World” when they’re finally here! With a subscription box, you can give a gift that keeps on giving year round!

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The All Around Vegan Box subscription box includes snacks, lifestyle and activism products. This is the perfect gift for snack lovers, animal rights activists, and vegans new and old! Use code “TREASURE10” for 10% off! Read my full review for the details!

Don’t Forget about the Dog!

These treats are sure to have Scruffy Barkin’ Around the Christmas Tree!

Your furbaby will absolutely love these plant-based treats from V-Dog! My dogs can’t get enough of the Wiggle Biscuits and absolutely adore the Breathbones which actually helped with their doggy breath! Want to switch your dog to an all vegan diet? Read my thoughts about V-Dog’s Kinder Kibble and Breathbones here and my thoughts on their incredibly cute Wiggle Biscuits! Make sure you pick something up for Scruffy!

Thank you to all of my readers and to all of the fantastic companies that participated in my 2017 Vegan Holiday Gift Guide ! 

Happy Holidays!

Soothing Sloth Bath Bomb Reviews

Company: Soothing Sloth Soap Co.

Products:

Hey Girl Bath Bomb

Frootylicious Bath Bomb

Hello Lover Bath Bomb

Sunset Sorbet Bath Bomb

Reviews:

If you love pretty floral fragrances, you'll love the Hey Girl Bath Bomb! It slowly fizzes around your bath while turning the water a gorgeous and shimmery light pink shade while making your bathroom smell like a bouquet of fresh cut flowers thanks to gardenia, cherry blossom and cedar wood. It leaves the scent behind on your skin so you can even skip perfume!

The Frootylicious Bath Bomb smells like candy and is a fun, energizing way to take a bath! It's sweet fruity fragrance lingers on the skin long after your bath is over. Berries, white tea and ginger combine to creates unique scent while Kaolin clay and coconut oil moisturize and purify the skin.



The Hello Lover Bath Bomb has a sweet and sexy scent and turns your bath water into a deep sapphire blue shade. I soaked in the bath for a long time and felt like I was floating in the ocean at sunset. This scent reminded me of something but I couldn't put my finger on it. After the bath, my boyfriend said it reminded him of Love Spell, and gosh darn it, he was right! It smells very reminiscent of Victoria's Secret signature Love Spell scent, without all of the chemicals and unnecessary junk. Lavender essential oil helps you to unwind while coconut oil softens your skin. You will love this one!

The Sunset Sorbet Bath Bomb's scent is as bright as the sun with its citrusy notes and vibrant colors. Lemongrass essential oil, kaolin clay and coconut oil are the star ingredients of this little show stopper. It slowly fizzes in the tub and creates swirls of yellow, orange and pink. It really looks like a picturesque sunset that you could spend hours looking at!

The Bottom Line

Besides the awesome name, Soothing Sloth Soap Co. creates fabulously scented bath bombs that completely transform your bath water and transports your senses. They are carefully handmade in Cleveland with surfactants that are much milder than other big competitors like Lush. This makes them suitable for children and much less likely to cause skin irritation (Yay!). Kaolin clay detoxes and purifies the skin while coconut oil naturally hydrates, so you get clean and deliciously fragranced skin!

I wish blogs were "Scratch and Sniff" because these bath bombs are so fragrant and beautiful they have definitely become one of my favorite brands (and I've tested a lot of bath bombs!). I will absolutely be including them in my upcoming Holiday Gift Guide, so stay tuned for that!

I highly recommend these products to anyone looking for bath bombs that are fun, high quality, and suitable for all skin types! Be sure to stop by their website to check out these bath bombs and their new skin care products. You'll be glad you did!

Thank you, Soothing Sloth Soap Co., for sending me these amazing bath bombs to review!

Splash Soaps Review

Company: Splash Soaps

Splash Soaps are perfect for adding some fun to your bathing routine! These soaps are handcrafted with love making them truly special! 

Talk about unique products… check out this vibrant orange Loofah Soap! It smells of sweet citrus making it perfect for summer time! It creates a rich lather and the attached loofah makes getting clean fun, quick and easy. It leaves a subtle scent on the skin. This is such a great idea. You can really tell that it is “Made With Love.”

These Rock Soaps are SO COOL! These glycerin soaps are clear with vibrant pops of gemstone-like colors. Every soap is different in shape, size, and color. I’ve never seen anything like these before!

This lavender flower soap is as cute as can be! The beautiful purple shade has irridescent glitter that catches the light and just glows! It looks so pretty on your countertop! It easily lathers up and shea butter leaves your hands feeling soft and beautiful. 

Right now, Bath Bombs and Rose products are taking over the internet and everyone’s bathtubs, so you really can’t go wrong with this English Rose Bath Bomb! It smells like fresh roses and leaves behind the floral scent on your skin after taking a long, relaxing bath. My skin smelled gorgeous after using this and was definitely moisturized, thanks to coconut oil! 

Who says you need your partner to give you a bouquet of roses? Drop this English Rose Bath Bomb into your bathtub, pour yourself a glass of wine, and you’re all set!


This big, fizzy bath bomb is for your feet (they deserve to have their own moment, right?)! It quickly dissolves in warm bath water and contains shea butter and dried mint leaves. If you have ever used bath bombs or soaks that contain dried flowers or herbs, you know that it feels like floating in a big cup of tea! If you’re looking for a bunch of bubbles, this isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a relaxing, aromatic foot bath after a long day, you’ll love this one!

This Clean Linen Scented Bath Bomb is fizzy, smells fresh and wonderful, and softens your skin thanks to shea butter!

 I love bath bombs that moisturize the skin because it really is the most convenience way to hydrate your entire body (and unwind at the same time). These bath bombs contain shea or coconut butter. Both ingredients are excellent all around moisturizers,  yay! 

The Bottom Line

 It is easy to see that Splash Soaps products are made with love, care and attention. They are as cute as can be, but they also leave your skin clean and hydrated. With their wide range of truly unique soaps and bath bombs, I highly recommend Splash Soaps! Their website is currently under construction, but you can check out their products on their Instagram feed @my.splash. I will link to the products when the website is up, so check this post for updates! 

Thank you, Splash Soaps, for sending me these awesome products to review!!!

Georgia Charms Cosmetics Product Reviews 

Company: Georgia Charms Handmade Cosmetics  

“Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars and More”

“I believe in the therapy of natural cosmetics. Sometimes all you need to turn your day into a happy one is a hot bath, a beautiful bath bomb, and a good book. I love providing people with things that they will enjoy and brighten their day. Enjoy the little things in life!”

Products:

Mother of Unicorns 40 oz. XXXL Bath Bomb – $15.00 USD

Rose Glow Pearl Priming and Setting Mist (2.7 oz. – $12.00 USD)

Cool As A Cucumber Facial Toner (2.7 oz – $7.95 USD)

Reviews:

Let’s just jump right in and talk about the GIANT BATH BOMB in the room! The Mother of Unicorns 40 oz. XXXL Bath Bomb is everything you could ever want in a bath bomb… just a lot more of it! Everything from the sweet strawberry fragrance, the bright pink, yellow, and blue colors to the biodegradable glitter is absolutely fantastic! Not gonna lie, I had a hard time waiting to take pictures of this. I just wanted to throw it in the tub to watch what happens! To put the size of this Mother of Unicorns Bath Bomb into perspective, a Lush bath bomb is 6.3 ounces. This bad boy is over 6 times as big! Now that is a big mother (of Unicorns)!

Once I dropped this gigantic bath bomb into the tub, it fizzed and danced around for over 2 minutes! It swirled the beautiful pink, yellow, and blue colors to create the bathtub masterpiece you see above! See the “V” for vegan?! Once the bubbles disappeared you’re left with gorgeous amethyst colored water that I just didn’t want to put down the drain! I do have to note that my bathtub was stained a bright magenta color which required me to scrub it with bleach. It’s a good idea to clean your tub after each use, so it wasn’t too big of a deal. Totally worth it!


The Rose Glow Pearl Priming and Setting Mist is another super unique product from Georgia Charms. It’s a primer and setting spray made with homemade rose water and aloe vera juice to hydrate and nourish the skin, witch hazel to purify, and natural mica to give ya some shimmer! It has a light, natural, powdery rose fragrance and the shimmer is a golden tone that makes tanned summer skin and pretty much all skin tones look GORGEOUS!
This spray is not shy with the shimmer, so 1-2 sprays is all you need. Unless of course, you want to look like a Golden Globe Award, which is cool, too. I did have a few instances where the pump got stuck, and when I tried again, I got a ton of product on me. So, I suggest giving it a practice pump, then spraying it onto your face. This product really does give your skin a nice and summery glow while giving it a kiss of hydration. I sprayed it on my collar bones and arms to look like the mermaid I was born to be, because why the heck not?


The Cool as A Cucumber Soothing Facial Toner is a nice and refreshing treat for ya skin! Aloe vera and witch hazel hydrate your pretty little face while cucumber extract cools and calms. This is perfect for hot summer days and nights when you don’t want to use a heavy moisturizer but still want a little something on your skin. The fine mist smells of fresh cucumbers and quickly absorbs into the skin, making it the perfect for using under your makeup or moisturizer.

The Bottom Line

The Mother of Unicorns XXXL Bath Bomb is probably the most fun I’ve ever had taking a bath! I highly recommend trying this, or any of the other XXXL bath bombs out. The Rose Glow Setting Mist is a great product, just be careful with the pump! The Cool as a Cucumber Soothing Facial Toner is nice and refreshing, and I would recommend it to anyone that likes the smell of cucumber! Georgia Charms makes unique, high-quality products that are fun to use and great for your skin. Head on over to their site to check out all that they have to offer!

Thank you, Georgia Charms Cosmetics, for sending me these products to review!

Always Autumn Crafts Bath Bombs and Salts Review 

Company: Always Autumn Crafts

“Ethical beauty made simple, and exciting!”

“All my products are made out of the earth: pure essential oils, all natural colorings and pigments, dead sea minerals, clay, and the best salts and oils. 10% of all my proceeds go towards the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. They are an amazing organization that is near and dear to my heart.”

Products:

Green Tea Mint Bath Bomb

Cotton Candy Bath Bomb

Citrus Swirl Bath Bomb

Cucumber Melon Bath Bomb

Grapefruit Mint Salts

Reviews:

This Green Tea Mint Bath Bomb has a light and minty herbal tea scent. The aroma transforms your bathroom into a 5-star spa and you’ll just want to stay in the tub all day! It leaves behind the subtlest scent of mint on your skin. Coconut oil does a great job moisturizing… I didn’t even need lotion afterward!

I was so excited to try this Cotton Candy Bath Bomb! This creates a dusty lavender hue in your bath water and leaves behind a subtle candy-like scent on your skin. Yum!

Who doesn’t love orange sherbet? The Citrus Swirl Bath Bomb smells exactly like the mouthwatering dessert and is the perfect way to energize and pamper yourself!

Welcome back the ’90’s with this Cucumber Melon Bath Bomb/foot soak! This little guy instantly transported me back to my days in 8th grade when I wore Bath and Body Works’ Cucumber Melon Body Spray just about every day! Unfortunately, I was a little too excited when I was unwrapping this and broke it apart. That didn’t affect how it worked though! My bath water was transformed into a gorgeous mint green color and the classic fruity scent made this truly a treat to use!

These aren’t just ordinary bath salts… these are Grapefruit Mint Soaking Salts! The mix of Epsom and Pink Himalayan Salts detox and release tension from tired muscles as cocoa butter and coconut oil soften your skin. The vibrant grapefruit scent makes for a deliciously refreshing bath!

The Bottom Line

These are great products from a great person (I urge you to go to her website and read her story). These products are cute as heck, smell fantastic, get the job done, and are of course, vegan and cruelty-free! What’s not to love? 10% of proceeds are also given to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society! Give Always Autumn Crafts a try and let me know how you like them!